Betsy Reed is the executive editor of The Nation. She and Nation senior editor Richard Kim co-edited the New York Times bestseller Going Rouge: Sarah Palin–An American Nightmare.
She is also the editor of Unnatural Disaster: The Nation on Hurricane Katrina, a collection of the magazine’s coverage of the storm and its aftermath published by Nation Books on the hurricane’s one-year anniversary, and of the anthology Nothing Sacred: Women Respond to Religious Fundamentalism and Terror, published by Nation Books in 2003.
In the Bloomberg era, the woes of wealthy parents eclipsed those of everyone else. Now we’re talking about what most families are up against.
It makes no sense to suggest that a poor child could ever have “the same chance to succeed as anybody else.”